To execute on its commitment, World of Weed, Inc. (WOWI) draws on the collective experience of its management team with expertise in market research, development, market opportunities, sales, distribution, future growth and economic trends.
Our management team has been sought for opinions and expertise on the medical and recreational cannabis markets. Among them, Colorado State University, Colorado Department of Agriculture, San Luis Valley Authority and the HEMP market in Colorado.
Anthony Russo, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Russo comes from a long distinguished career on Wall Street. Formerly a vice president at Morgan Stanley and RBC Dain Rauscher, he handled major corporate and individual clientele and provided valuation and investment management on market conditions and stock and economic environments. After leaving Wall Street, Mr. Russo successfully ran a $550 million dollar real estate development company developing signature golf course communities and raising capital through the capital markets to fund those endeavors. Mr. Russo has been involved in the medical and recreational cannabis business for the past six years in Denver, Colorado and is one of the foremost authorities on the maturing and revolutionary Colorado market.
Charles Sallah, Director and VP
Mr. Sallah brings more than 20 years of experience in the legal field as a law enforcement officer, litigator and founder of his own law firm specializing in litigation. He brings to World of Weed, Inc. a wide array of experience in real estate development, zoning issues and land-use planning expertise. From his 1975 graduation from the University of Toledo in 1975, Mr. Sallah started as a police officer and, after completing law school and passing the bar exam, he worked in the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office in the senior trial division. As trial attorney then as an assistant district attorney Mr. Sallah handled a case load ranging from receiving stolen property to aggravated murder cases that included trying more than 100 jury trials. In 1994 Mr. Sallah joined the law firm of Kalniz, Iorio and Feldstein as an associate and rose to the partnership quickly and spent almost 2 years in the litigation section. Mr. Sallah left the firm and started his own firm called Jasin, Sallah and McHugh. For the last 20 years Mr. Sallah’s firm has specialized in real estate and insurance litigation. He will bring that expertise to WOWI.
Michael Bayoff, Director
Mr. Bayoff is a twenty-nine-year business professional with highly successful experience in the Sports & Entertainment and Food Industry, having worked for Ilitch Holdings his entire career. His creativity and expertise have been in the areas of marketing, advertising, sales promotion, brand management and product development across multiple areas of business have defined his career. He is results orientated, with the strength and experience in strategy, developing and executing successful marketing programs for products and/or services utilizing television, radio, print, websites, social media and point of purchase advertising. Mr. Bayoff is a highly motivated, organized and dedicated professional with a true TEAM oriented attitude, realizing that in sports, entertainment, business and life "Together Everybody Achieves More (TEAM)”. He has directed and managed numerous departments during his professional career. His exceptional relationships, networking capabilities, interpersonal, analytical, and strategic skills have defined his career.